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EDITORIAL: Meet Cory Remsberg - In praise of heroes
Army Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg is given a standing ovation last week during a retirement ceremony for the Army Ranger severely wounded in combat in Afghanistan in 2009.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K
After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but even more importantly by the overwhelming weight of research proving the lack of any long-term benefit ... (more)
This month's ultimate enemy - the Islamic State
At an Aug. 21 Pentagon press conference, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel claimed that the Islamic State "is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen.
Real Clear Politics
Is AIPAC Losing Influence?
AIPAC is prideful about its influence. Its promotional literature points out that a reception during its annual policy conference, in Washington, "will be attended by more members of Congress than almost any other event, except for a joint session of Congress or a State of the Union address."
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Graham: Target ISIS in Syria
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday called for President Obama to target leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in Syria after the beheading of an American journalist last week.
The Washington Post
Authorities a closea to identifying militant who killed James Foley
The British ambassador to the United States said Sunday that authorities are "close" to identifying the Islamist militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley.
GOP Senator Identifies the One Thing George W. Bush Did That Obama Needs to Do
According to one Republican senator, President George W. Bush did what President Barack Obama apparently can't do: He admitted when he was wrong.
CNN's Crowley Presses Gov. Nixon: Are You 'Absolutely...
State of the Union host Candy Crowley pressed Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Sunday morning as to whether he had confidence in St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch , whom many in the Ferguson community want replaced, fearing his many familial connections to law enforcement could taint his ability to prosecute officer Darren Wilson ... (more)
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Sunday Talk Preview: ISIS Threat, Ferguson
The growing threat from Islamic State militants after the killing of journalist James Foley and the latest from Ferguson, Mo., are expected to be discussed on this Sunday's news shows.
The Washington Post
Government should not hold for-profit colleges to a higher standard
"BY 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world."
Fri Aug 22, 2014
New Unofficial 51-Star American Flag Now Available from Online Stores, Inc.
Social media followers of the US Flag Store, the flag division of Online Stores, offered their thanks and support when the flag was announced.
With Congress Gridlocked On Immigration, States Pursue Their Own Solutions
JANUARY 29: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley delivers remarks before U.S. President Barack Obama takes the stage at a Costco store January 29, 2014 in Lanham, Maryland.
We Need Beauty Both Inside And Out
Last Friday, due to the generous efforts of a family friend, I found myself standing in the well of the Chamber of the House of Representatives.
Obama, realist or defeatist?
President Obama , depending on whom you ask, has crawled into a shell either because he can't change Washington or is simply smart enough to recognize the limitations of his office .
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Another look at some statements from McMorris Rodgers' town hall
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers offered remarks Monday night at an annual town hall covering topics ranging from federal spending to climate policy.
News Talk Florida
In his 1935 State of the Union message, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed social security, unemployment insurance, and aid to dependent children to help the deserving poor, but he added an ominous warninga "The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a ... (more)
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Honey, I shrunk the government: a paean to the virtues of the small state
Bill Clinton at a rally in 1996, the year he declared that "The era of big government is over".
Paul Petrone posted a blog post
At this year's State of the Union Address , President Barack Obama made headlines by asking Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
New York Daily News
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik says heavy-handed approach by...
'The police can't be afraid to do their job, shouldn't be afraid to do their job," Kerik said Sunday on CNN's 'State of the Union.'
KIDK CBS 3
Perry has no regrets about veto
In a defiant interview on "Fox News Sunday," Gov. Rick Perry of Texas said again that despite a recent indictment, he wouldn't take back the veto threat that triggered the legal action.